AFCEA International Chapter News
DAYTON-WRIGHT CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 05, 2012

Park Honors Fallen Heroes

In July, the chapter kicked off an inaugural Memorial Park at the Base. The new Fallen Warrior Memorial Tree Park ground breaking was held in the open field across the street from Chapel 2 (Kittyhawk area). This park, a collaborative idea between Col. Amanda Gladney, USAF, and the chapter's Young AFCEANs, will honor service men and women on their final trip home as part of the Dignified Transfer process, which honors those who have given their lives in service of the United States. The plaque on a simple pillar that marks the area reads: Duty, Honor, Country. In Honor & Memory of our Fallen Heroes. Land of the Free, Because of the Brave. One of the most important things the chapter does as service members is to honor those who have answered the nations call with the ultimate sacrifice. Col. Gladney said at the dedication, “It is a privilege to break ground today and recognize the young men and women of all branches of the military as they make their final trip home.”

Event Photographs:

At the opening ceremony for a memorial tribute to fallen heroes in July are (l-r) Col. Amanda Gladney, USAF; Brad Zirkle; Joshua Hale; Jo Lynn Anderson; Bert Crain; Casey Weinstein; Aaron Miller; Col. Rob Lyman, USAF; and Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, USAF.
At the opening ceremony for a memorial tribute to fallen heroes in July are (l-r) Col. Amanda Gladney, USAF; Brad Zirkle; Joshua Hale; Jo Lynn Anderson; Bert Crain; Casey Weinstein; Aaron Miller; Col. Rob Lyman, USAF; and Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, USAF.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Brenda Colton
9372559498

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